16 injured, the terrorist track is not privileged

6:24 p.m.

The individual shot from inside the train

During this press conference, a police representative told reporters that “the suspect was inside the train when he put on a gas mask and opened a bag.” He then blew smoke into the train, “then the man started shooting.” The elements of the investigation have not yet been able to establish a motive for this fact.

6:17 p.m.

The terrorist track is not privileged

Leaders of the NYPD and city and state officials held a news conference and confirmed reports released so far about the Brooklyn shooting. A man wearing a gas mask “opened a bag” inside the train before “starting shooting”. At the moment, the open investigation is not for a “terrorist act.”

6:06 p.m.

Reassessed the number of injured

Shortly before 6 p.m., the chains CBS Y ABC News Now they evoke “at least 16 people injured” at the time of the shooting that occurred inside the New York subway. Including “ten per bullet”, according to the first media quoted. Images broadcast by American television show traces of blood covering the tiles of the subway, in front of the cars with open doors from which the terrified travelers were leaving.

5:52 p.m.

What we know about the wanted suspect

According to a police source quoted in the New York TimesPolice are looking for “a large man” who was wearing “a gas mask” and “an orange construction vest”. He would be dressed in a “dark blue suit that seemed to resemble that of a public transport worker”.

5:41 p.m.

Where did the shooting take place in New York?

The events took place at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, in the district of Brooklyn. My colleague Erwan Alix made this map to help you visualize places better.

5:36 p.m.

‘No deaths reported’ so far

report to New York Times, Michael Gold said around 5:30 p.m. “that there are no deaths [n’a été] informed. The victims are being treated for gunshot wounds” and “for smoke inhalation,” according to our American colleague.

The NY Times website refers more specifically to “eight injured (…) treated at the NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn”, citing a spokesman for the hospital. “Their injuries included gunshot wounds and smoke inhalation. All eight were in stable condition.”

5:29 p.m.

Informed, President Joe Biden reacts

The president of the United States, who yesterday announced new measures against firearms, was informed of the shooting. The White House has offered to help authorities in New York, executive spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced.

For her part, New York State Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul said she was monitoring the situation and kept herself informed of the investigation. Mayor Eric Adams, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, was also monitoring the situation, according to local media.

5:20 p.m.

The images circulate on social networks

Many videos posted on Twitter in particular show scenes of panic inside the New York subway. If these sequences are difficult to authenticate seen from France, a journalist with a certified account called Madhaw Tiwari, broadcast one of them and recounts the scene: “The shooter was on the platform of 24th Street, when the doors of the subway opened, he first fired a smoke bomb and then started shooting,” he tweeted.

4:55 p.m.

The subway operator announces major interruptions

From the alert given to the emergency services and the arrival of the police on the scene, the New York subway Twitter account informs users in real time about the operation of the lines. Several of them are blocked.

4:46 p.m.

It was an injured person who called the emergency services.

“At 8:27 a.m., police received an emergency call from a person who was shot to death on the subway” in Brooklyn, the agency said.AFP a spokeswoman for the NYPD.

4:38 p.m.

An important security device has been installed at 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, where the events occurred.


4:36 p.m.

Police advise residents to avoid the area.

On Twitter, the police announce that “there are no active explosive devices at this time” ask for testimonies, while inviting New Yorkers to stay away from the area.

4:31 p.m.

What we know by mid-afternoon:

  • The American media announced for the first time that several people had been shot in New York, in a subway station. The events occurred in the morning, US time.
  • the New York Times Y nbc news they mention at least 13 people injured and hospitalized, citing a report provided by firefighters.
  • Firefighters and New York police said “unactivated explosive devices” were found at the scene.
  • Law enforcement is searching for “a man in a gas mask and an orange construction vest,” according to New York media.

4:31 p.m.

good morning and welcome in this live dedicated to the shooting that occurred in the New York subway, this Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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